Kirk Watson reviewed Rab’s waterproof jacket
Fit: A great-ﬁtting jacket that is well designed and put together.
Material: This is made from three-layer eVent® fabric. It works very well and is waterproof and breathable even in very bad conditions. Its is slightly heavier than some of the jackets reviewed. It is a bombproof material though, made even more dependable thanks to its reinforced shoulders and elbows.
Hood: The wire-peaked hood is perfect and ﬁts a helmet.
Pockets: Pockets are waterproof lined and a good size but there are four of them on top of each other on the chest. The side-entry pockets would be better off not being there. They just add weight and bulk, even with nothing in them.
Venting: Good pit zips.
Price: A slightly pricier jacket but you get plenty for your money.
Conclusion: If you got rid of two pockets off the front then there would be little to criticise: great design, perfect hood, hard wearing, waterproof and breathable.
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Reviewed in October 2015 issue